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Gökçegüney (Tonra) Monument  

This monument no longer exists. According to the information provided by A. Gabriel and E. Haspels, it used to be on the western slope of the rocky hill called Nızıllı Tepe, west of the village road between Gökçegüney (old name Tonra) and Yazılıkaya villages (The Monument is called Tonra Patlak in all old references). The first mention of the monument is by Gabriel, but Haspels made its detailed examination and drawings in 1960s. The monument was completely destroyed in the following years. It was a small (h: 0.62m x w: 0.72 m) façade on a 4.5 m high rock. On the pediment, undecorated rafters, tie-beams and a king post were visible. The acroter was consisting of two opposing circles, but only the contours were clear. There was a 34 cm high narrow niche with a hollow bottom, most likely used to place the goddess statue.  

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Haspels, 2009 Haspels, 1971 Haspels, 1971

Berndt-Ersöz, S. 2006. Phrygian Rock-Cut Shrines. Structure, Function and Cult Practice, Leiden.
Gabriel, A. 1952. Phrygie, exploration archéologique 2. La Cité de Midas: topographie, le site et les fouilles, Paris.
Haspels, C. H. E. 1971 The Highlands of Phrygia. Sites and Monuments, Princeton.
Haspels, C. H. E. 2009. I am the Last of the Travellers, Midas City Excavation and Surveys in the Highlands of Phrygia, (Ed. D. Berndt with contributions by H. Çambel), İstanbul.
Tüfekçi-Sivas, T. 1999 Eskişehir-Afyonkarahisar- Kütahya İl Sınırları İçindeki Phryg Kaya Anıtları, Anadolu Üniversitesi Yayınları No:1156, Eskişehir.

Image sources:
C. H. E. Haspels, 1971
C. H. E. Haspels, 2009

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